May 26, 1927 – April 11, 2020
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Detlev (Ted) Bruno Ahner on April 11, 2020. Ted said he was very tired, his life work was done, and so he decided it was his time to go, and he did, quietly in his sleep.
Ted was born in Wilhelmshaven, Germany on May 26, 1927 and had a long and amazing life. He had so many chapters in his life story, some were good and some were not. There would not be enough space or time to write about Ted’s life or about how much he cared for others. He treated everyone he met with kindness and dignity, and his interest in what they had to say was sincerely genuine. Ted also had an incredible caring nature with all animals and it showed in how much his pets were devoted to him. But of most importance was the love Ted had for his family.
His wife, Heidi, was the “love of my life” he always said. Together they raised their two children and then they were able to watch and be part of their three beautiful granddaughters growing years. We were blessed to also have Ted share family gatherings with his four great-grandchildren. Ted told us many times, “there has to be rough and bumpy times in your life, then you will appreciate the smooth roads”.
Ted leaves behind his wife Heidi, together for 64 years, his daughter Nicoline (Peter), his son Michael (Celina), his granddaughters Courtney, Dara (Shawn), Paige (Peter), and his great-grandchildren, Brennen, Collins, Rory and Ellis.
Ted’s family would like to thank the staff, his nurses and care aides at Foyer Maillard for the excellent care and all the compassion shown to Ted, especially during his last days there.
Everyone who knew Ted knew he was the kindest, gentlest soul and he will be missed by many friends and extended family. A celebration of life will be held at a later date when it will be safe for all of us to come together.
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